Some helpful links and programs for WINDOWS Computers:

   
In addition to viruses, there’s a lot of malicious software or malware that can infect your WINDOWS computer. These may get installed when your update some other program. These programs often seem like they may be helpful but typically slow down your computer and put up a lot of pop-up windows and generally interfere with your work. They are often referred to as PUPs (Probably Unwanted Programs).

The link to the left takes you to a page containing links to download a number of FREE programs that you can use to help keep PUPs and other unwanted programs off your computer.
  
Anti-Virus programs are an absolute MUST HAVE for any computer. If your computer is running Windows 8 or 10 then you already have a FREE anti-virus program as part of the operating system called “Windows Defender”.

The link to the left takes you to a page containing more information about Anti-Virus programs.
  
Want to know how to check your computer’s Internet connection? Want to know how to run some simple checks of your Windows computer? Look at this page for some simple instructions on how to use the Command Prompt to do some basic trouble-checking.